Join us to find those special places for nature, whether the Hawk Cliff raptor migration, looking at a bee hive, the Christmas bird count, finding out about local wetlands, or seeing our sponsored Peregrine falcons banded. There is always something new!


Non-members are welcome to attend any outing, although we do have to ask you to sign a Waiver Form.


We schedule as many outings per month as there are people willing to lead them. If you have a special place that you like to visit, why not share it with other members?


Do you know a great place to explore nature but don’t want to be a leader? Suggest a “meet ’n’ greet.” You set a time and place and everybody just walks and enjoys together without a leader. Easy and no stress!


To offer to lead a future outing or to suggest an outing destination, please contact Graham Macdonald at outings@waterlooregionnature.ca. For more information on a specific outing, please contact the outing leader.

  • Voices of the Night

    American Woodcock

    Experience the voices of the night as we focus on American Woodcock, but also listen for and identify amphibian and possibly owl calls.

    Thursday, April 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm at Huron Natural Area
  • An Evening Walk on the Sandhill Kame

    Dutchman's Breeches

    A pleasant evening stroll around the Cappleman property in search of spring wildflowers and birds.

    Tuesday, April 30 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm at Highland Hills Beer Store Parking Lot
  • Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Viewing

    2016 Meteor

    View the best meteor shower of 2019.

    Monday, May 6 @ 4:30 am - 5:30 am at Bechtel Park
  • Birding Laurel Creek from Bearinger Road to Columbia Lake

    Hermit Thrush

    We should be able to spot a fair number of resident and migratory birds as we walk this trail and check out a few ponds.

    Tuesday, May 14 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am at Bearinger Road & Pineridge Road
  • Mill Race Trail, St. Jacobs

    Black-throated Green Warbler

    Rescheduled from Jan 9. A pleasant, easy stroll along the Mill Race Trail to view winter residents and hand feed Black-capped Chickadees and White-breasted Nuthatches.

    Wednesday, May 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am at Mill Race Trail, Three Bridges Road
  • Salamander Sleuthing

    Blue Spotted Salamander

    Search for salamanders and learn how to identify different species and where to find them.

    Wednesday, May 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am at rare ECO Centre
  • Nature Ramble at Huron Natural Area

    Huron Natural Area Boardwalk

    This City of Kitchener property brings you nature in the city! (This is a Family Friendly Outing)

    Wednesday, June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Huron Natural Area
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